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Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular o...



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Democracy Now! Wednesday, January 6, 2010 US-Led Forces Accused of Executing Schoolchildren in Afghanistan In Afghanistan, hundreds have taken to the streets of Kabul and elsewhere to protest the US killing of civilians. The incident that has sparked the most outrage took place in eastern Kunar on December 27th, when ten Afghans, eight of them schoolchildren, were killed. According to the Times of London, US-led troops dragged innocent children from their beds and shot them during a nighttime...
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Mairead Maguire, Irish Nobel Peace Laureate (1976), gassed and shot by Israeli Defense Forces with rubber-coated metal bullet.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Headlines North Carolina Approves Same-Sex Marriage Ban Lugar Loses GOP Primary in Indiana; Dems Select Walker Opponent in Wisconsin GOP Blocks Student Loan Relief in Senate Vote Would-Be Airline Bomber Was Saudi CIA Double Agent Annan Warns of Syrian Civil War Greek Leftists Rule Out Coalition with Austerity Backers Red Cross Urges Israel to Transfer Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoners Bahrain Delays Protester Retrials as 2 Hospitalized Al Jazeera Closes China Bureau...
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Headlines Report: Saddam May Be Tried In Secret U.S. Orders Armed Marshals On Foreign Airlines U.S. Oil Companies Prepare To Trade w/ Libya Iran Earthquake Death Toll May Top 50,000 Report: Natural Disasters Make 2003 A Deadly Year 81 Cattle May Have Been Exposed to Mad Cow More Headlines… Scott Ritter: How the British Spy Agency MI6 Secretly Misled A Nation Into War With Iraq Former U.N. Iraqi Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter discusses how he was personally involved in the MI6’s “Operation...
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Long Cleared of Terrorism Charges, Uyghurs Languish in Gitmo Prison and Albanian Exile Uyghur prisoners at Guantanamo have long been determined to be not guilty of terrorism. But seventeen of these ethnic Muslim Chinese are still imprisoned at Guantanamo after almost eight years. Five were forcibly resettled in Albania, isolated and away from their families. We speak with their lawyer, Sabin Willett, and PBS FRONTLINE reporter Alexandra Poolos, who has followed their story for a new report....
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A Shortcut Through 2003 As part of our annual tradition, today we bring you “A Shortcut Through 2003,” an hour-long recap of the sounds of the past year produced by WBAI’s Peter Bochan, host of the popular WBAI show “All Mixed Up.” Hear the sounds of the biggest news stories: the invasion of Iraq the massive anti-war protests the occupation of Iraq the California election the 2003 Blackout We’ll also hear the sounds of many individuals who died over the past year including: Edward...
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ATF Whistleblower: U.S. Gun Sting "Fast & Furious" Has Left Trail of "Crime Scenes and Dead Bodies" A botched operation to track the flow of guns from the United States into Mexico has prompted the removal of the acting director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the resignation of the U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona. Under the once-secret program known as "Operation Fast and Furious," federal agents encouraged U.S....
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Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch Shuts Down Flagship U.K. Newspaper Amidst Scandal Over Illegal Surveillance Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is engulfed in a growing scandal after new evidence emerged that his reporters in Britain paid corrupt police officers for story tips and hacked the voicemails of thousands of people, from child murder victims to the families of Britain’s war dead. On Thursday, Murdoch shocked the country by shutting down the newspaper at the center of the scandal — the News...
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Democracy Now! Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Israeli Troops Shoot U.S. Student in Head with High-Velocity Tear Gas Canister "I was shot at close range with a high-velocity metal tear gas canister... When it hit me, it tore off a part of my scalp," says Christopher Whitman, a 25-year-old American student and activist who was seriously injured when he was shot by Israeli forces while attending a West Bank protest on Friday. At the time of the shooting, Whitman was recording video of the weekly...
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Headlines Bush Addresses Nation Poll Shows Bush Popularity at Lowest Point Ever Arafat Taps Legislator As Premier Hamas Leader Vows Revenge Second Black Body Builder Claims Schwarzenegger Racist Comments Rare Tape of WTC Attack Surfaces Bush in Crisis: Slipping in the Polls, GW Looks to Congress for Money and UN for Troops In a nationally televised prime-time address President Bush said that he would ask Congress for $87 billion in emergency spending for Iraq and Afghanistan. We go to Baghdad...
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Democracy Now! Tuesday, August 2, 2011 After Months of Partisan Wrangling, Wall Street & Pentagon Emerge Victorious on Debt Deal After months of a bitterly partisan stalemate, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted 269 to 161 in favor of raising the federal borrowing limit and avoiding a default on the national debt. The final count showed 174 Republican ayes, with Democrats split evenly—95 on each side. The vote came just hours before a Department of Treasury deadline that...
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* Headlines for Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 * Democrats Hold Hearings On Military Tribunals for Suspected Terrorists, Which Authorize Unusual Shortcuts and Keep Secret Evidence From Defendents... And Some Say, Will Authorize Torturing Suspects * With the Help of Multinational Tobacco Corporations, the US Undermines Another World Conference: The Global Tobacco Talks * Spain Refuses to Extradite September 11 Suspects to the US for a Secret Military Tribunal * As the Mainstream Media Cheers the...
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"Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death" Broadcast for the First Time Ever in the US: Eyewitnesses Testify that US Troops Were Complicit in the Massacre of up to 3,000 Taliban Prisoners During the Afgha This recording is not available for purchase through Democracy Now!. Buy the recording at ACFTV’s web site . The film has been broadcast on national television in countries all over the world and has been screened by the European parliament. Human rights lawyers are calling for...
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Democracy Now! Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Obama Calls for Spending Freeze, Lowering Corporate Taxes in State of the Union President Obama delivered his second State of the Union address last night. Speaking before a newly divided Congress, Obama said the United States was in a 21st century version of the space race and in a global competition to create jobs in science and research. Obama focused much of his speech on the issue of jobs and proposed a number of deficit-cutting measures,...
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Democracy Now! Thursday, April 28, 2011 5 Years After U.S.-Backed Clashes, Palestinian Factions Fatah, Hamas Reach Unity Deal The rival Palestinian political organizations, Fatah and Hamas, have reached an agreement to end a nearly five-year internal schism, form an interim government, and hold a general election within a year. The two sides have been locked in a bitter conflict since Fatah and the Bush administration tried to overthrow Gaza’s Hamas-led government in 2006 after Hamas won...
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Democracy Now! Friday, January 7, 2011 From Wall Street to the White House: Obama Taps JPMorgan Exec William Daley for Chief of Staff President Obama appointed William Daley, a top financial executive and former Clinton administration official, as his new White House chief of staff. Daley is the Midwest chair of JPMorgan Chase, a board member of Merck, and former head of SBC. Obama will also reportedly name former Goldman Sachs consultant Gene Sperling to head the National Economic Council. We...
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Headlines * Admin Promotes Overhaul of Financial Regulation * US Foreclosures Break Monthly Record * Watchdog: Gov’t Program Failing to Rescue Struggling Homeowners * JPMorgan Chase Posts $3.3B Quarterly Profit * As Contractors Outnumber Soldiers in Afghanistan, Deaths Grow * Lawmakers Introduce Measure for Afghan Withdrawal * McCain: "Pull the Trigger" on Iran Sanctions * Israel Rejects Call to Sign NPT * West Bank Mosque Vandalized * Brazilian Court Delays Bidding on Belo Monte...
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Democracy Now! Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Do You Know the Full Story Behind the Infamous McDonald’s Coffee Case and How Corporations Used it to Promote Tort Reform? Stella Liebeck made national headlines in 1992 when she sued McDonald’s after spilling a scalding cup of hot coffee on her lap. The lawsuit had the whole country talking. But what most people do not know is that Liebeck suffered third-degree burns over 16 percent of her body and never fully recovered. And most people do not know...
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Headlines Report: Justice Dept. Faces Internal Diversity Problem U.S. Soldiers May Face Prison For Showing “Cowardice” in Iraq Bush Campaign Backers Reap $8 Billion in Iraq Contracts U.S. Officials: Saddam Hussein May Be Behind Attacks Paul Wolfowitz Heckled At Washington Speech Poll: Israel and US Major Threats to World peace More Headlines… The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception “Lying has been one of the essential tools of [Bush’s] presidency”–We speak...
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- Headlines for December 27, 2001 - Afghan Journey: En Route to Kandahar - An International Delegation of 90 Peace Activists Are Assaulted By Israeli Soldiers As Theytry to Cross the Border Into Gaza - The Arab League Faces Eviction From Its New York Headquarters - Mother Courage: Imagining Peace, Excerpts
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Democracy Now! Thursday, July 21, 2011 British PM Cameron Refuses to Apologize for Murdoch Scandal, But Acknowledges BSkyB Takeover Talks Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has returned to the United States as his media empire faces a growing number of challenges over the phone-hacking scandal that’s led to a number of arrests in Britain and prompted an investigation here in the United States. British Prime Minister David Cameron appeared before an emergency session of Parliament on Wednesday to...
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Headlines * Senate Votes to Audit Federal Reserve * Goldman Sachs and Other Banks Report “Perfect” First Quarters * Agency Overseeing Offshore Drilling to Be Split Up * Cameron to Lead Coalition British Government * Link Between Times Sq. Bomber and Pakistani Taliban Questioned * Clinton Meets with Karzai in Washington * Hersh: US Carrying Out “Battlefield Executions” in Afghanistan * Environmental Groups Criticize Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill * Arizona Bans Ethnic Studies in Public...
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Democracy Now! Monday, March 28, 2011 Obama Administration Relents and Grants Visa to Leading Afghan Antiwar Campaigner Malalai Joya for U.S. Trip Former Afghan member of parliament, Malalai Joya, joins us for her first broadcast interview since arriving in the United States on Friday after officials initially denied her application for a travel visa. Her visa was approved Thursday following a protest campaign that included letters from the American Civil Liberties Union and nine members of...
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Democracy Now! Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1.5 Million Female Wal-Mart Employees Lose Historic Sex Discrimination Case Before Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the largest class action lawsuit in history filed by 1.5 million current and former female employees of Wal-Mart, who say they were allegedly paid less and promoted less often than their male counterparts. The Court found women who worked at Wal-Mart did not have enough in common to constitute a "class"...
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Headlines White House Admits Niger Never Provided Uranium To Iraq Despite Statements Saying Otherwise From Bush Islamic Jihad Breaks Cease Fire Citing Palestinian Prisoner Dispute Wall Street Journal: White House Is Hindering 9/11 Commission Investigation In Iraq three U.S. Soldiers Injured U.S. Military Team Arrives in Liberia 10 Demonstrators Die In Nigeria, Police Blamed More Headlines… - Bush Arrives in Senegal to Kick-off Five-Nation Tour of Africa The President will visit Goree Island,...
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Democracy Now! Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Rep. Donna Edwards on Why She Voted Against Debt Deal: “A Bad Framework for the Future” President Obama has signed legislation to increase the U.S. debt ceiling in time to avoid a national default. The $2.1 trillion deficit-reduction plan cleared its final hurdle in the Senate yesterday, passing with a 74-to-26 vote. Six Democrats and 19 Republicans opposed the measure. Members of the Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus rejected the...
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Headlines * Liberian President Taylor Steps Down; Goes Into Exile in Nigeria * Back-to-back Suicide Attacks Kill Four In Israel & West Bank * Bush Taps Utah Gov. Leavitt to Head EPA * SF Chronicle: Davis Recall Orchestrated by GOP to Help Bush in 2004 * New Cost of War Estimate & Reconstruction in Iraq tops $600B * Other UK Intel Officers Backed Kelly’s Charge That Blair Distorted Iraq Intelligence * More Headlines… - Liberian President Charles Taylor Surrenders Power and Flies Into...
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Democracy Now! Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Naomi Klein on Anti-Union Bills and Shock Doctrine American-Style: "This is a Frontal Assault on Democracy, a Corporate Coup D’Etat" As a wave of anti-union bills are introduced across the country following the wake of Wall Street financial crisis, many analysts are picking up on the theory that award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein first argued in her 2007 bestselling book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. In the...
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Headlines Treasury Dept. Classifies List of Saudi Suspects 10 Die in Indonesian Car Bombing Indonesian General Jailed Over East Timor Massacre Powell: Resignation Report is Just ‘Gossip’ Filipino Muslim Rebel Leader Dies Lieberman Warns of Extremist Democratic Opponents More Headlines… 47 Activists Arrested While Protesting "Apartheid wall;" We Go to an Israeli Police Station to Hear From One of the Palestinian Activists Being Held The Bush Administration yesterday said it may...
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- Democracy Now! Vs.the New York Post: Dn! Host Amy Goodman Debates Post Columnist John Podhoretz On C-Span in a Live Simulcast with Pacifica. They Discuss War, the Peace Movement and What Comes - Kurds Pull Out of Kirkuk After Turkey Threatened to Send in Troops: We Go to Northern Iraq for a Report In Northern Iraq Kurdish forces have said they will hand over control of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk to US forces. - Congress Considers Bill to Grant Automatic Citizenship to Some Immigrant Soldiers...
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"Until This Administration It Had Been Possible to Believe That By Upholding the Policies of My President I Was Also Upholding the Interests of the American People and the World. I Believe It No Longe Civilian Casualties Mount in Iraq: We Talk with Iraq Peace Team Member Cliff Kindy Who Just Left Baghdad US forces have begun a major attack against Iraqi Republican Guard divisions surrounding the Iraqi capital. State of Texas to Overturn 39 Drug Convictions in Tulia: In 1999 One White...
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Monday, December 5, 2011 Headlines * Global Emissions Climbed Record 5.9% in 2010 * Thousands Stage Climate Justice March at Durban Climate Talks * Official Unemployment Rate Hits Lowest Mark Since March 2009 * Police Arrest 31 at Occupy D.C. * Italy Austerity Measure Raises Retirement Age, Taxes * Iran Claims Downing of U.S. Drone * Thousands Protest U.S. Trade Deal in Seoul * White House Renews Military Spending Bill Veto Threat over Indefinite Detention * Report: DEA Laundered Drug Money to...
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* Headlines for Monday, December 17th, 2001 * Arafat Appeals to Palestinians to Halt All Armed Activity in the Occupied Territories * Justice Not Served for the Muslim Community * The Indian Government Threatens to Take Action Against Fellow Nuclear Power Pakistan Afterlast Week's Suicide Attack On the Indian Parliament * Hip Hop Artist and Activist Michael Franti On the Failures of the Music Community Sinceseptember 11 * The Indian Government Threatens to Take Action Against Fellow Nuclear...
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Obama Jobs Plan Bolder than Expected, But Is It Enough? Before a joint session of Congress, President Obama laid out a $447 billion package of tax cuts and new government spending Thursday night to help stimulate the economy and create new jobs. His speech comes at a time when 14 million people are unemployed and another 8.8 million are working part-time but seeking full-time work. The official unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent, and the White House is predicting the rate will not fall...
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Democracy Now! Friday, October 29, 2010 Killing Reconciliation: Military Raids, Backing of Corrupt Government Undermining Stated US Goals in Afghanistan The Obama administration says it is backing a strategy of reconciliation with the Taliban. But just back from Afghanistan, unembedded investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley say night raids by US Special Operations are killing the reconciliation the administration claims to support. From Murder to Congress? Unrepentant Tea...
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Today's Headlines * Congress Approves Final Healthcare Provisions * Sen. Sanders Praises Expansion of Primary Healthcare * Report: 1,700 Corporations Lobbied on Healthcare * Suspicious White Powder Sent to Office of Rep. Weiner * Conservative Think Tank Fires Former Bush Speech Writer * Student Loan Package Passed in Congress * GOP Blocks Jobless Benefits Bill * Obama to Announce New Program to Help Homeowners * Pope Faces Increasing Criticism in Sexual Abuse Scandals * Indonesian Human Rights...
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Democracy Now! Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Expert: Despite Japanese Gov’t Claims of Decreasing Radiation, Fukushima a "Ticking Time Bomb" The Japanese government is trying to calm fears about radiation levels and food safety in the region around the heavily damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility, even as it has raised the severity rating of the crisis to the highest possible level. "Radiation is continuing to leak out of the reactors. The situation is not stable at...
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U.S. Wasting Billions While Tripling No-Bid Contracts After Decade of War in Iraq, Afghanistan As the war in Afghanistan approaches its 10th anniversary, a pair of new reports reveal how the Pentagon has squandered tens of billions of dollars while tripling the amount of no-bid contracts. The bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting concludes that between $31 billion and $60 billion spent on projects in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 10 years has been lost to waste and fraud. In...
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Democracy Now! Thursday, March 17, 2011 Fears of a full-scale nuclear reactor meltdown are increasing as Japanese authorities use military helicopters to dump water on the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. The water appears to have missed its target and failed to cool the plant’s reactors and spent fuel rods. “The walls of defense are falling, with the melting of the cores, the collapsing of the—we’re expecting the collapsing of the vessels. And then, with these damaged...
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Democracy Now! Thursday, July 7, 2011 Obama Reverses Policy Denying Condolence Letters to Families of U.S. Soldiers Who Commit Suicide The Obama administration has reversed a longstanding U.S. policy to deny presidential condolence letters to families of soldiers who have committed suicide, saying it hopes to reduce the stigma associated with the mental health costs of war. Service member suicides have increased as some troops serve repeated tours of duty and suffer post-traumatic stress. The...
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Democracy Now! Monday, April 18, 2011 On 8th Day of Hunger Strike, Bahraini Activist Zainab Alkhawaja Urges U.S. to Press for Family’s Release As the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters continues in the Gulf state of Bahrain, we speak with Zainab Alkhawaja, whose father, husband and brother-in-law were detained last Saturday following a late night raid at their home. Zainab is on the eighth day of a hunger strike that she vows to continue until her family members are released. We...
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Headlines * BP: Spill Could Be Ten Times Current Estimate * US: Suspect Admits to Failed Times Square Bombing * NY Officials Push for Expanded Surveillance * Greeks Protest Austerity Measures with National Strike * Ahmadinejad: Sanctions Would Hurt US More Than Iran * Israeli Settlers Accused of Burning West Bank Mosque * EPA Delays Move on Classifying Coal Ash as Hazardous Waste * Phoenix Suns to Protest Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law * Arizona Measure Could Ban Ethnic Studies Program * Plant...
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Democracy Now! Thursday, February 24, 2011 Juan Gonzalez Wins 2010 George Polk Award for Exposing $80M CityTime Scandal Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez has won a George Polk Award for his columns in the New York Daily News exposing the scandal behind Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to create a new computerized payroll system called CityTime. Gonzalez’s reporting helped lead to the federal indictment of four consultants and two associates on charges that they orchestrated a fraud that...
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Canadian Man Deported by U.S. Details Torture in Syria Canadian citizen Maher Arar said he was repeatedly beaten and tortured and kept in a cell three feet wide after the U.S. secretly deported him to Syria. Anonymous officials told the Washington Post that the U.S. knowingly sends suspects abroad to be tortured. We go to Canada to speak with Maher Arar. "The Violations of Human Rights by the Israeli Army is Unprecedented" - Mustafa Barghouti Discusses the Occupation of Palestine As a...
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U.S.-Backed Middle East Peace Plan Released: A Debate Between Electronic Intifada and AIPAC A long-awaited U.S.-backed peace plan for the Middle East was published last night.
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Democracy Now! television program for Friday, January 23, 2004 Headlines CIA Officers Warn of Civil War in Iraq US Army Chief: Wars Are Useful Maher Arar: Guilt By Association CIA Leak Case Grand Jury Starts Dems Question Cheney-Scalia Hunting Trip Ex GOP Rep. Gets 100 Days in Prison For Fatal Accident More Headlines A New Watergate? GOP Members of Senate Judiciary Break Into Democrats Computer System Republican staff members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee infiltrated Democratic...
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Democracy Now! Monday, July 11, 2011 Exclusive: David House on Bradley Manning, Secret WikiLeaks Grand Jury, and U.S. Surveillance On the eve of the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange in London, we spend an exclusive hour with David House, who co-founded the Bradley Manning Support Network after U.S. Army Private Manning was arrested for allegedly releasing classified U.S. military documents to WikiLeaks. House refused to testify last month in Alexandria, Virginia,...
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Today's Headlines * Congress Asked to Approve $700 Billion Wall Street Bailout * Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Leave Investment Banking * Obama Slams McCain Over Privatization of Social Security * McCain Defends Deregulation of Financial Industry * South African President Mbeki Resigns * Hotel Bomb Blast Kills 53 in Pakistan * Jimmy Carter Urges Georgia to Stay Execution of Troy Davis * Study: Ethnic Cleansing Was Primary Factor in Reducing Iraq Violence * St. Paul Drops Charges Against...
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Headlines Supreme Court Upholds U.S. Policy of Secret Arrests & Detentions Reuters: U.S. Military Brutalized Detained Journalists Bush Boasts About His Human Rights Record GIs Kill 2 In Iraqi Family Forces Kill 7 Iraqis Siphoning Oil From Pipeline Iraqis Shoot Down U.S. Helicopter More Headlines Why Do The Smallest, Whitest States Have So Much Influence Over Who Is Chosen To Run For President? With the Iowa caucus less than a week away, we speak with the Iowa Brown and Black Caucus which...
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Hope, War and Resistance: 2009 in Review Democracy Now! looks back at 2009, including the Israeli assault on Gaza, Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration, the economic crisis, Goldman Sachs and the AIG bonus scandal, the escalation of the war in Afghanistan, drone attacks on Pakistan, the coup in Honduras, healthcare reform, the release of the Bush administration torture memos, the murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, the protests in Iran, the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the...
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Headlines Israel Authorizes “Removal” of Arafat Financial Times: Senate in Move to Overturn New FCC Rules Blair Ignored Warnings of War Risk California Recall Race Tightens U.S. Troops Kill Eight Iraqi Policemen 2 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq Raid More Headlines… Third Day of WTO Protests Continue in Cancun Thousands of protesters in Cancun continue to protest the ministerial of the World Trade Organization. Inside the meetings Brazil yesterday led the formation of a G-21—21 nation bloc...
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Headlines CIA Calls For Investigation On Wilson Affair NYT: INC & Ahmad Chalabi Provided Faulty Intelligence House Leaders Call on Tenent For Investigation on Iraq Intelligence Dean & Kerry Call for Rumsfeld to Resign Gen. Zinni Questions Bush on Iraq Father: “My Son Died Because Bush Lied” More Headlines… Congress Members Call For Independent Probe of White House Leak That Blew CIA Operative's Cover After CIA Refers Investigation To Justice Dept. The CIA operative’s identity...
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Democracy Now! television program for Monday, August 29, 2011. Headlines for August 29,2011 "We Are Still Under Siege": Vermont Gov. Shumlin on Catastrophic Flooding & Climate Change Bill McKibben: Will Hurricane Irene Be a Wake-Up Call about Climate Change? Shored Up: Debate over Development on Barrier Islands Intensifies After Hurricane NYC Criticized for Failing to Evacuate Prisoners at Rikers Island Ahead of Hurricane Global Warming & War: New Study Finds Link Between...
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Obama Admin Faces Controversy over Rushed $535 Million Backing of Failed Solar Power Firm, Solyndra The Obama administration is facing scrutiny following the failure of a solar energy company that received half a billion dollars in government aid and then went bankrupt, laying off about a thousand workers. Newly disclosed internal White House emails show just 60 days after Obama took office, his administration rushed to approve a $535 million loan guarantee to the solar panel manufacturing...
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Today's Headlines * Death Toll in Moscow Subway Bombing Rises to 39 * Michigan-based Christian Military Accused of Plotting War Against Federal Gov’t * Skinhead Pleads Guilty to Obama Assassination Plot * Penn. Man Arrested for Threat to Kill Rep. Eric Cantor * Ten Young Mexican Students Killed at Drug Cartel Checkpoint * Israel to Allow First Shipment of Clothes to Gaza in Nearly Three Years * Burmese Opposition Party to Boycott Elections * Lawsuit Filed over Secretive Prison Units *...
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"At Least When Saddam Was Here There May Not Have Been Freedom But There Was Security: Democracy Now! Producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports From The Streets of Baghdad The Washington Post is reporting that U.S. occupation authorities have allowed scores of Baath members to reclaim jobs including some of the most senior positions inside such ministries as trade, industry, oil, irrigation, health and education. As President Bush Names a New Ruler of Iraq, Humanitarian Groups Say the U.S. Is...
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Democracy Now! South of the Border: From Nogales, Arizona to Nogales, Mexico Democracy Now! reports from the streets of a protest that went from the border towns of Nogales, Arizona to Nogales, Mexico in the state of Sonora. Over the last year at least 151 immigrants—some put the figure at over 200–have died crossing the Arizona border from Mexico into the United States. Ambos Nogales: A Look At Border Patrol, Pollution and Maquiladoras at the Arizona-Mexico Border We speak with an attorney...
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Democracy Now! Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Obama Calls for Immigration Reform amidst Record Levels of Deportations On Tuesday, President Obama visited the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since his election in 2008 to deliver a major policy speech on comprehensive immigration reform. Meanwhile, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and 38 New York state lawmakers have asked to withdraw from Obama’s flagship immigration enforcement program, Secure Communities, which has led to a record number of...
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Headlines * Rescue Effort Ends, Oil Leaking into Gulf * Arizona Governor Signs Immigrant Crackdown Bill * Graham Drops Support for Climate Bill * Thousands Hold Earth Day Rally in DC * Obama Honors Victims of W. Va. Mine Blast * 72 Killed in Iraq Bombings * 3 Afghan Civilians Reportedly Killed in US Raid * Clashes Follow Israeli Settler March in Palestinian Neighborhood * Israeli Troops Shoot Protesters in Gaza * 90,000 Japanese Protest US Base on Okinawa * Rallies Held Worldwide for Spanish...
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Headlines * Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Vows to Be Impartial * Republicans Criticize Kagan’s Ties to Thurgood Marshall * Sen. Leahy: Kagan Is Well Within the Legal Mainstream * Court Strikes Down Chicago Handgun Ban * 1,000 Protest in Toronto Against Police Crackdown During G20 * FBI Arrests 11 Alleged Russian Spies * US Launches Major Offensive Near Afghan-Pakistan Border * 10 Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan * Bill Clinton Suggests Blowing Up BP Oil Well * Mexican Gubernatorial...
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Friday, August 31, 2012 - 1st Hour Headlines 3 Killed in New Jersey Shooting Romney Accepts GOP Nomination Justice Dept. Rejects Prosecutions for CIA Torture Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law Isaac Heads West as Gulf Coast Recovery Effort Begins Admin Allows "Preparatory Activities" for Shell Drilling in Arctic IAEA: Iran Doubles Enrichment Machines at Underground Site Iran Leader Renews Call for Nuclear-Free World Morsi: Solidarity with Syrian Uprising an "Ethical...
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Headlines CIA Removed Mention of Iraq-Niger Uranium Deal Three Months Before Bushs State of the Union address London Independent: 20 Lies About the War Another U.S. Soldier Killed as Rumsfeld Warns More Soldiers May Be Needed Belgium Rescinds War Crimes Law Under U.S. Pressure Monsanto Sues Milk Producer For Advertising It Sells Hormone-Free Milk Unemployment Among African-American Rises More Headlines - "It's a Shame that you Have to Walk Down the Street not Knowing What's Going to Happen...
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Headlines * Senate Votes To Open Debate on Healthcare Bill * Unemployment Rate Rises in 29 States * Vulture Funds Make Millions Off Gov’t-Backed Home Loans * UC Students End Occupations in Berkeley and Santa Cruz * U.S. To Finance Anti-Taliban Militias in Afghanistan * 21 People Killed in Election Violence in the Philippines * Hackers Break Into Servers of UK Climate Research Unit * Radiation Leak At Three Mile Island Investigated * Philip Morris Ordered to Pay $300 Million to Ex-Smoker *...
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Democracy Now! Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress Dashes Palestinian Hopes of a Just Mideast Peace Agreement The future of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations remains in doubt after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address Tuesday before a joint session of the U.S. Congress. Netanyahu insisted Jerusalem will not be divided and that Israel’s internationally recognized 1967 borders are "indefensible." He also said Israel must “maintain a long-term...
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Democracy Now! Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Nuclear Catastrophe in Japan “Not Equal to Chernobyl, But Way Worse” Japan has raised the severity rating of its nuclear crisis from 5 to 7, the highest level, matching the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. We go to Tokyo for an update from Thomas Breuer, head of the Climate and Energy Unit for Greenpeace Germany and part of a field team of radiation monitors in Japan. He notes that unlike Chernobyl, the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is...
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Democracy Now! Monday, January 31, 2011 Democracy Now!’s Sharif Abdel Kouddous Live from Egypt: The Rebellion Grows Stronger Massive protests in Egypt have entered their seventh day as tens of thousands pack into Tahrir Square in Cairo. Protesters are vowing to stay in the streets until President Hosni Mubarak resigns. A general strike was called for today, and a "million man march" is being organized for Tuesday. We speak with Democracy Now! senior producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous,...
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Democracy Now! Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Exclusive: Julian Assange of WikiLeaks & Philosopher Slavoj Žižek In Conversation With Amy Goodman In one of his first public events since being held under house arrest, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in London Saturday for a conversation with Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, moderated by Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman. They discuss the impact of WikiLeaks on world politics, the release of the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs, and...
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Headlines * BP Begins "Top Kill" Attempt to Plug Oil Leak * Expert: Continued Leak Would Mark "Disaster Unseen by Humanity" * Admin Suspends Arctic Drilling, New Oil Leases * Dems Reduce Jobless Benefits Package * Admin, Dems Prep Education Aid as 100,000 Teachers Face Layoffs * Police Chiefs: Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law Increases Crime * 5 Protesters Arrested at Chevron Annual Meeting * Aid Flotilla Approaching Gaza; Israel Vows to Block Ships * Berenson Release Expected...